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Old 02-20-2012, 03:10 PM   #81
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Bet you can't work that word into a real-life conversation in the next week.

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Old 02-20-2012, 03:11 PM   #82
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Originally Posted by Major Tom View Post
Oh yes. IIRC, I was renewing my relationship with Trader Joe's 2 buck-chuck while making that post. Not the best of times to be posting on the internet.......
PUI can be dangerous.

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Although rare, it is possible to read something on this forum you don't agree with and simply move on with your life

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Old 02-20-2012, 03:16 PM   #83
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Originally Posted by Major Tom View Post
Bet you can't work that word into a real-life conversation in the next week.
Hey Virg, you got a phobia 'bout commas or something?
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:02 PM   #84
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:02 PM   #85
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I score 7 out of 20 in the short test and the description of being able to see through the bubble is about right. Frankly I'm surprised I scored so high. I have several friends and former colleagues who'd get close to zero.

The thing that helped my score is playing poker with a revolving group of couple hundred folks. I really get a chance to meet more typical Americans (although decent poker players are well above average intelligence otherwise they become broke). The limited discussions around the poker table involve sports, betting on sports, poker, sports history, movies, pop culture. Things like politics, or current events are almost never discussed and this despite that fact that any given time roughly 20% of the players have been to Iraq or Afghanistan. Investment and retirement planning never come up. In contrast to my non-poker friends where these subjects come up frequently.

Murray is right there is a huge cultural divide in America, I loved the Bell Curve, and will probably read this book too.

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